Gunmen kill one, abduct five along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
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Gunmen kill one, abduct five along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders, over the weekend, killed a commercial driver identified as Oluwatosin Aruwajoye, and abducted five passengers, while another person, Ibrahim Tiamiyu, was shot in the thigh at the Onigaari axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

One of the passengers, however, managed to escape.


The driver’s corpse has been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital, mortuary, Ring Road.

The Nation gathered that an eight-seater ash-colour Toyota Sienna bus with registration number MUS 493 HH, was heading to Lagos from Ibadan, when the kidnappers suddenly emerged from the bush at Onigaari and started shooting at irregular intervals.

According to information gathered, the driver, who sensed the presence of the abductors, tried to manoeuvre his way through, was immediately shot dead at close range, while Tiamiyu was shot in the thigh.


One of the five abducted victims was said to be a woman, whose identity is yet to be known.

On getting information about Tiamiyu, the brother of the injured victim reported the incident at the Toll Gate Police Division.

Operatives from the Oyo State Police Command’s anti-kidnapping squad and the Toll Gate Police Division were said to have moved to the scene immediately they got the information and rushed the injured victim to the hospital for treatment.

The police were said to have combed the bush in a move to rescue the victims and apprehend the perpetrators.

The kidnappers have demanded N30 million ransoms for the female victim.

A reliable source said the kidnappers made the call to a female relation of one of the victims based in Lagos a few hours after the abduction.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate.

“There would be an update in due course,” he added.

[NATION]


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